The Northern Ireland Football League (NIFL) launched the new charity partnership with White Ribbon NI at the National Football Stadium on Monday evening.
White Ribbon NI has been set up to challenge the attitudes and behaviours which lead violence against women and girls in Northern Ireland.
Following a presentation to member clubs, senior representatives from the NI Football League signed the white ribbon pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women is a first step, a catalyst for conversation, encouraging everyone including men and boys, to individually and collectively take action and change behaviour.
Tahnee McCorry from White Ribbon said, “I have been blown away by the momentum the football community can generate and truly believe this partnership has a very unique opportunity to make a change – albeit a change that may not be instant but will be felt in years to come as the young people who grow up watching football become adults who ultimately become the decision makers and the leaders of the future.”
Gerard Lawlor from NI Football League said, “We were delighted to kick off our charity partnership with White Ribbon NI and introduce our clubs to the campaign. I am proud to have signed the white ribbon pledge and delighted with the support of so many players, coaches and volunteers who also put their name.
Last month, the NI Football League announced the charity partnership with White Ribbon NI which will involve a series events and activations with NIFL member clubs to educate and inform their personnel about their role in changing behaviours.